South Africa Employed Persons  1973-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The number of employed persons in South Africa decreased to 9589000 in the third quarter of 2017 from 9617000 in the second quarter of 2017. Employed Persons in South Africa averaged 6084094.22 from 1973 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 9702000 in the first quarter of 2016 and a record low of 3694977 in the first quarter of 1973.

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South Africa Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 27.70 27.70 31.20 21.50 percent [+]
Employed Persons 9589000.00 9617000.00 9702000.00 3694977.00 [+]
Unemployed Persons 6210.00 6177.00 6214.11 3873.00 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 59.90 59.90 60.80 53.60 percent [+]
Labour Costs 146.40 145.30 146.40 1.10 Index Points [+]
Wages 19608.00 19170.00 19608.00 6742.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 17023.00 16680.00 17023.00 6250.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Population 55.91 54.96 55.91 17.40 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 60.00 60.00 60.00 60.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 60.00 60.00 65.00 60.00 [+]
Wages High Skilled 21300.00 20200.00 21300.00 18900.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 3950.00 4210.00 4210.00 3790.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 52.20 55.90 55.90 48.80 percent [+]
Living Wage Family 10300.00 10200.00 10300.00 9690.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 6460.00 6340.00 6460.00 6190.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Employment Rate 43.30 43.74 46.17 41.00 percent [+]


South Africa Employed Persons

In South Africa, employed persons refer to the number of people employed by the business, who received payment (in salaries; wages; commission, in addition to a retainer, salary or wage; piece rates; or payments in kind) for any part of the reference period. This excludes independent contractors and consultants; working proprietors; sole and joint owners; and employees paid on a commission basis where a retainer, salary or wage was not paid. Number of employees refers to the number of people employed at the end of the reference period. This page provides the latest reported value for - South Africa Employed Persons - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. South Africa Employed Persons - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
9589000.00 9617000.00 9702000.00 3694977.00 1973 - 2017 Quarterly
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Country Last
Australia 12402.96 Nov/17
Brazil 91.55 Oct/17
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China 77603.00 Dec/16
Euro Area 156.28 Sep/17
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Germany 44347.00 Oct/17
India 29650.00 Dec/12
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Mexico 52438646.00 Sep/17
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Spain 19049.20 Sep/17
Switzerland 5025.00 Sep/17
Turkey 28797.00 Sep/17
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